Dabble for the Holidays

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

The holidays will certainly look different this year, but don't let that disrupt your family and friend bonding time.  While we may not be rushing off to each other's houses, we are still craving the time together. Invite Heather to your private virtual table, and she will quickly get you busy on a seasonally-inspired project. Create memories wherever you are!  

This experience is designed for mixed-age and ability groups; each creative activity can be enjoyed with friends or family, at your location of choice. Most projects are clay-based; several include multimedia components. Appropriate for all ages, let us know who's in your group and the experience will be tailored to suit you. Can be fun to do with friends or co-workers as well.  

Each activity includes a kit which will be provided in advance of the workshop.  Reserve your spot early! (options to pick up your kit locally in Chicago, or have it shipped in advance)  Access will be provided to a limited number of screens for your private group, so that you can 'invite' your loved ones to join you across the miles. Supplies will be enough for at least 4 complete projects; extra kits available for purchase if needed.  

Available theme kits:
1. Ornaments
2. Snowman Parade
3. Geometric Decor
4. Plant Babies
5. Things on Strings
6. Face Planters
7. Fancy Coil Pots

Virtual Holiday Sessions will run on the following dates.
Times vary; for alternate hours on these dates please contact me!
Please note: registration closes 15 days prior to each event, to allow time for kits to be assembled and shipped/picked up.  
In some cases, I'll be able to provide online resources to order your own supplies or extra materials.
Events will run about an hour; expect to do parts of the project together, and then finish on your own as needed. 
These are private events; each session is tailored and delivered exclusively to your group.

(Thanksgiving) Thurs/Fri/Sat Nov 26, 27, 28
(Hannukah) Fri/Sat Dec 11,12
(Christmas) Thurs/Fri/Sat Dec 24, 25, 26
(Kwanzaa) Tues/Weds/Thurs Dec 29, 30, 31


What to Bring

Parental supervision is advised for children under the age of 7. Some kits will contain small parts. If your group has more than 2 younger children, please let us know so that appropriate substitutions can be made.

Minimum age

7 years or older

What's Provided

A kit and virtual event link will be provided in advance of your workshop. Each kit contains supplies for 4 people to do the project. Extra kits and screen access can be made available, depending on your group.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Virtual togetherness
  • Creative project
  • Seasonal crafts
  • All-ages experience
  • Activity kit
  • Multimedia and clay
Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 1 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy



Date & Time


$100 per Ticket


* Registration closes 15 days before event

$100 per Ticket



Heather McQueen

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An artist by trade, Heather also enjoys being a musician and a cave explorer. She is known to be an excellent teacher and facilitator, and enjoys inspiring people to follow their dreams. A graduate of SAIC, Heather’s claywork has been published (“From Mud to Music”, “500 Raku”) and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular).
Outside of the studio, Heather appears frequently as a visiting artist at schools, museums and other venues, mostly in the Chicago area. She has enjoyed working and traveling on 4 continents and considers wandering and sketching to be essential ingredients in her process. Heather maintains an independent ceramics workshop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

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